Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Back from a holiday!

Yes, I am back from my holiday. We were away for nearly a month and had a lovely time travelling around in the UK, visiting friends then to Paris for a couple of nights and a night in Los Angeles, where I had to visit Joann's to stock up on some craft supplies!

Finally got into my craft room in the middle of last week and made a start on some cards that I have been wanting to do for ages. The problem was that I was not that inspired and had to flick through a few magazines to get some inspiration.

Before we went away, I made gelli pad using a recipe I found on the internet. I tried it out and made some background papers that I was reasonably happy with.

For this background I used flesh colour and olive green acrylic paints. Was very happy with the end result. Used a new die to cut the grasses, stamped the dragonflies and added a birthday greeting.

For the next 2 cards, I used red, blue and yellow acrylic paints - quite a different end result!

I still have a lot of experimenting to do with this technique, but it is interesting and you can do some amazing backgrounds. I bought some stencils while I was away and I want to try using those to make the backgrounds a little more textured and interesting.

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Location:Avonhead,New Zealand

1 comment:

jackiescrafts said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday Janet and that you are now safely back home
Your cards are lovely, I especially like the first one

Jackie x